28 Jun

can you eat this

Can you eat this?

I get that question so often.  I never know exactly what to say.  I stumble around and finally say something like…well no…sure but I choose not to…I am sorry but no….it looks really great but no thank you.

Just funny.

So much of life revolves around food. Obviously for me anyway. I talk about it all of the time! I used to love watching cooking competition shows…now they make me sick 🙁 One day it all just clicked. I see cruelty everywhere. I see a lack of compassion everywhere. I understand all of it though. I was the same way. I think we just get convicted at different times and at different levels. Any level that takes you to less meat and dairy is a good level! I am shooting for the great level. Takes time.

I made a very relaxing chopped salad tonight. Something about chopping all of your veggies is relaxing 🙂 I did not use the dressing and did not add dill or mint. This week I am trying to avoid all oils when possible. I found a recipe for a fresh raspberry dressing. I used 2T maple syrup instead of honey.

My dinner was the salad so it is OK that I at the entire thing! The dressing was good. Kind of tart which is why I added extra maple syrup. The picture looks like I am having a smoothie with my salad. It is the dressing 🙂

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Talk to you soon.
Tracey

10 Jun

veggie burgers

Hi!

Have you ever made your own veggie burger? I usually buy frozen but tonight I attempted to make them!

The veggie burger recipe I followed was posted by veganfoody. Such a great tumblr blog! Another great tumblr blog that has nothing to do with being vegan but has everything to do with the coolest dog is maddieonthings.  Check them both out when you have time.

Black Bean and Lentil Burger. Great flavor.  Probably should have flattened them more. The outside was nice and crispy but the middle was a little thick and mushy. Still really good.  I will make them again 🙂

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My favorite condiment for veggie burgers at home is Curry Ketchup. I made a batch tonight and it will last all week. Your house will smell delicious while it simmers!

Curry Ketchup.

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Sharing some beach views from the weekend.

Saturday – Three Tables
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Saturday – Walk home from Three Tables.

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Sunday – Trail to Kawela Bay.

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Sunday – Kawela Bay.

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Talk to you soon.
Tracey

06 Jun

cookies with a kick

Hey.

Craving something sweet? With a hint of hot?

You need to try these cookies. I found the recipe on Pinterest.

They are called Mexican-hot-chocolate-snickerdoodles. I think the word hot is in there because of the cayenne pepper but to me they taste like hot chocolate!

So happy they turned out GREAT.

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I really need to talk about something other than food. I will work on that 😉

Talk to you soon.

Tracey

01 Jun

a different kind of coleslaw

Hello…Yeah, it’s been a while…Not much, how about you…

Crazy it’s been about a month since we last talked!

Do you like tattoos? Today I saw a guy with a huge tattoo on his back covering both shoulders…know what it said???

V E G A N…it said V E G A N!

It was a nice tattoo with what looked like leaves all around the writing. I have never seen anything like that before. My husband didn’t really comment except to say it was a nice tattoo 🙂 I know he thinks one day I’m going to go all vegan crazy on him. He is right but I will do it slowly so he has no idea that it’s happening 😉

Tonight I made a different kind of coleslaw. I made sure I had a pecan with every bite. I loved it.

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Last week I made an avocado salad dressing (substituted agave for honey). The salad was a combo of lettuce, corn, black beans and chopped onions/bell peppers. The dressing made it a great salad. Very fresh tasting!

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OK just because it’s been so long…here is one more salad from two weeks ago. The candied pecans were delicious. The salad was arugula, pears, mandarin oranges, candied pecans and my favorite bottled dressing – Annie’s Goddess.

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Nice catching up. Talk to you soon!

Tracey